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Sarah Palin: 'I Think These Guys Are The Toughest Men On The Planet'
KTUU.com ^ | February 23, 2011 | Tim Akimoff

Posted on 02/24/2011 4:30:29 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner

ron Dog racers spend countless hours preparing for and riding in the 2,000-mile snowmachine race -- the world's longest. It's also hard on their wives, but for former Alaska Gov. and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin it's part of the routine.

"It's stay out of the way," Palin said as her husband Todd Palin and his Iron Dog teammate, Eric Quam, worked on their sleds on a blustery Wednesday night in Nome. "Those who are closest to these guys know what they need to do."

(snip)

"I think these guys are the toughest men on the planet," Palin said. "Girly men don't ride the Iron Dog."

(Excerpt) Read more at ktuu.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: ak; irondog; palin; sarahpalin; toddpalin
Nice article!
1 posted on 02/24/2011 4:30:35 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: johncocktoasten; Maine Mariner; Candor7; FlashBack; athelass; Tina Grazier; acapesket; exit82; ...
(((((PING)))))


2 posted on 02/24/2011 4:32:14 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Trust but Verify; 6323cd; cincinnati65; mpackard; Vor Lady; proudtobeanamerican1; autumnraine; ...

Ping to the list. Ladies, we have rules!


3 posted on 02/24/2011 4:32:24 AM PST by Jemian
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I would LOVE to see Obama just TRY to do HALF the stuff Sarah Palin does! He is such a WIMP! rides a bike like a girl, throws a baseball like a girl, such a girl. Our first LITTLE GIRL president!!!!!!!!!!!! He is whiny when he doesn't get his way, too!
4 posted on 02/24/2011 4:35:29 AM PST by NEBO (Hitler, Che, and Stalin would be so jealous of Obama!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

SISSY DOG CURTAIN RACE


5 posted on 02/24/2011 4:37:00 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
"Girly men don't ride the Iron Dog."


6 posted on 02/24/2011 4:37:55 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Jemian
Please add me. In return:


7 posted on 02/24/2011 4:49:09 AM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: Jemian

8 posted on 02/24/2011 4:51:24 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: Jemian

9 posted on 02/24/2011 4:52:16 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: Jemian

10 posted on 02/24/2011 4:53:12 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: Jemian
And here's a handy link to more Todd Palin pics.

Look in the 7th row down, 6 over. Sigh...

11 posted on 02/24/2011 4:54:30 AM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: Reagan69

Thud!


12 posted on 02/24/2011 4:58:50 AM PST by Jemian
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To: TheOldLady

Oh. my. goodness.

My heart stopped! Thanks.


13 posted on 02/24/2011 4:59:39 AM PST by Jemian
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I don't know who I like more....Todd or Sarah.

What a great couple! And imagine....no sneering looks on their faces, ever!

14 posted on 02/24/2011 5:01:09 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Don't retreat...reload!.....and no, I'm not changing my tagline! Pray for Sarah and her family)
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To: Reagan69

I love that picture. He is such a good father.


15 posted on 02/24/2011 5:01:13 AM PST by Jemian
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To: TheOldLady

You have been added to the list. I think I’m going to bookmark your link.


16 posted on 02/24/2011 5:02:46 AM PST by Jemian
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To: Jemian

Yes. If I had children, I would hope that they were like Todd and Sarah.


17 posted on 02/24/2011 5:05:11 AM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady

Yum Yum


18 posted on 02/24/2011 5:05:27 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jemian
Thank you.
19 posted on 02/24/2011 5:07:02 AM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady

Whoa. Thank you.


20 posted on 02/24/2011 5:07:17 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TheOldLady

I understand.

I’m signing off now. I have conferences from now through Monday. BBL.


21 posted on 02/24/2011 5:07:31 AM PST by Jemian
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To: freekitty

You’re welcome. That Bing search yielded an embarrassment of riches. ;-)


22 posted on 02/24/2011 5:13:03 AM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
No, the toughest men on the planet are fighting in Afghanistan.
23 posted on 02/24/2011 5:17:12 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: TheOldLady
Give new meaning to “Hottie Toddy” as they say in Ol Miss.
24 posted on 02/24/2011 5:19:08 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

Oh thanks. The next time Hubby and I drink hot toddies at Christmas time, I’ll think of that, LOL!

Here’s hoping that he’s the First Gentleman in a couple of years.


25 posted on 02/24/2011 5:22:25 AM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
The Toughest Men On The Planet
Sorry Sarah, but we've held that title since 1775.
Semper Fi ...

26 posted on 02/24/2011 5:40:17 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Jemian

Thanks for the ping! Every girl crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man.

Well I tried to put up a pic with him in a tux, but it won’t copy, so you’ll have to use your imagination.


27 posted on 02/24/2011 5:41:50 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: Jemian

Thanks for the ping! Every girl crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man.

Well I tried to put up a pic with him in a tux, but it won’t copy, so you’ll have to use your imagination.


28 posted on 02/24/2011 5:42:39 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: oh8eleven

Nothing could be harder than the suffering the wives and children of our troops do all the time. And they do it for others.

I agree with you. And thanks.


29 posted on 02/24/2011 5:47:08 AM PST by dforest
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To: oh8eleven

I agree, Marines are the toughest. Notwithstanding Todd Palin, though, I’m betting there’s some overlap between the two groups. You reckon there’s some Marines who do the Iron Dog? I do.


30 posted on 02/24/2011 6:05:32 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: fortheDeclaration
No, the toughest men on the planet are fighting in Afghanistan

Well said, different circumstance, same toughness. The fighters in Iraq were in the same class.

31 posted on 02/24/2011 6:08:27 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: oh8eleven

Sarah was talking about that in the context of the subject: the Iron Dog race - people use that expression or near expression all the time whether it’s political teams, athletics etc. Of course the Marines and our fighting men and women are the toughest literally; physically, mentally and emotionally in battle and tested situations, no doubt about that. It’s a figure of speech


32 posted on 02/24/2011 6:16:58 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: TheOldLady

I’m a guy, and I admire Todd immensely.

He’s a man’s man, no doubt.

But better than that, he is a Christian man’s man, and his goodness reflects his Savior. So does Sarah.

When Todd becomes the First Dude in 2013, you can bet he isn’t gonna tell me how big my restaurant portions should be.

Like the difference between having Jimmah and Rosalyn in the White House to having Ronald and Nanacy in the White House, that is how Sarah and Todd would be versus the Usurper and the Wookie.

What a difference for America.

What a difference for the world.

What a difference for mankind.

See tagline for further clarification.


33 posted on 02/24/2011 6:31:06 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Well said, and great tagline.

To see a distillation of how I feel about Todd and Sarah, please see my Post 17.


34 posted on 02/24/2011 6:47:05 AM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: Jemian

Every thread needs a First Dude photo.

He’s a man’s man and those blue eyes are dynamite!


35 posted on 02/24/2011 7:11:57 AM PST by Melian ( See Matt 7: 21 and 1 John 2: 3-6)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Cut from the same cloth.


36 posted on 02/24/2011 7:39:01 AM PST by rwrcpa1 (Let freedom ring!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

hey VR - i was going to pm you that link just now, but you are on top of it.

just some info - Palin/Quam were in 2nd place, but they had too much shop time in Nome so it put them in 3rd. the gps pings aren’t reading right now for some reason, so i can’t see where they are on the trail.

thanks for posting this.

prayers for all dog riders - ground blizzards today on the trail and up to 5ft of snow some places - yikes


37 posted on 02/24/2011 8:12:15 AM PST by sdpatriot
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

update on the Iron Dog race: Re-start postponed in Nome
planes grounded.. all due to wicked weather
story at link

http://www.irondograce.org/2011/restart-postponed-in-nome/


38 posted on 02/24/2011 9:28:31 AM PST by sdpatriot
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“Girly men don’t ride the Iron Dog.”

^^^
Love it! Tell it, sister!


39 posted on 02/24/2011 4:42:27 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: DainBramage

SISSY DOG CURTAIN RACE

&&&
You made me LOL.


40 posted on 02/24/2011 4:44:09 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Jemian

When I met him in Plano, at the book signing, he was holding the kid, right at the bottom of the stairs. I was surprised that he was not larger. Looks like just another guy you would meet in a bar; well, a fighter-pilot you might meet in the O-club, or a racing car driver. Never guess he is a world -class athlete.


41 posted on 02/24/2011 8:06:22 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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